Israeli police to look into ‘events’ bordering funeral of Palestinian journalist Shireen Abu Akleh: Minister


Israeli police say they will keep an investigation “into the activities that ensued through the funeral” procession of Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh on Friday.

“Unfortunately, throughout the program of the funeral, extreme violent activities unfolded on the component of people participating that worsened the predicament on the ground,” Israeli Minister of General public Safety Omer Bar-Lev mentioned in a statement to CNN.

“The investigative staff appointed by Police Commissioner Kobi Shabtai and headed by Brigadier Standard Anna Ben Mordechai – a seasoned commander who is common with the location in which the funeral took spot – will keep a thorough investigation into what took place through the funeral more than the following day, in purchase to develop classes from the incident. These classes will be offered to the police commissioner and then to me,” he extra.

Israeli police came underneath criticism subsequent Friday’s procession, in which tv footage showed officers striking mourners with batons, forcibly using down Palestinian flags, and arresting people today carrying the flag. A person online video produced by the Israeli police exhibits officers ripping Palestinian flags off the hearse carrying Abu Akleh’s coffin.

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